Hi, y'all. The next Dresden Files book drops tomorrow. It's been years. I know where I'll be! Except... I'm right in the middle (well, 43%, according to my Kindle app) of The Priory of the Orange Tree, and it is SO GOOD, y'all. So.good. I think I'll put it down to read Peace Talks, and … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: July 13, 2020
One thing I know is this: if you get a chance to leap for a brass ring, even if you're absolutely certain that everyone else is in a better position to make the jump and has longer legs than you do besides, take the leap anyway.
Happy Pride Month -- and...
Hi, y'all! Did you have a good weekend? We did; yesterday we celebrated my oldest child's FIFTEENTH birthday!! Where does the time go?? Other news: I'm working on getting my Etsy shop up and running again after spending my mask-making time with it in Vacation Mode; I want to list my pendants and chainmaille bracelets. … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: June 15, 2020
#BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #JUSTICEFORGEORGEFLOYD Black lives matter. The job of the police force is -- or should be -- to protect and serve the citizenry, the banner of which absolutely always must include every citizen of color. Good police officers de-escalate confrontation. They are willing to put their own lives on the line rather than cross … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: June 1, 2020
(Not going to address The Day, since I have an international readership, but if you're in the USA and offended that I didn't, pretend I did. :-p) Hi! How's it going, y'all? The weather's heating up here, so we've become popsicle fanatics again (no air conditioning in our creaky old-but-wonderful house). Later in the week … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: May 25, 2020
Hey, friends! How are y'all tonight? I hope your Monday hasn't felt too "Monday"-ish. I guess the biggest "news" here is that I've decided to release my next poetry collection in Esperanto first, then English (maybe both simultaneously, but I doubt I'm up for that!). The poems weren't composed in Esperanto though (I'm not quite … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: May 18, 2020
I don't really have it today...I thought I was going to write something witty, but then something happened that bumped my brain right out of creative mode. I know better than to try to force it right now, so I'll save that thought for another day. I did end up writing a bit on Facebook … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: May 11, 2020
(I'm NOT going to say it. I hate Star Wars.) Hi! How's it going? No, really, how are you? These days are not easy. Doing alright over here; lots of mask-making and gardening. I applied to be a contact tracer for my state. It seems like a decent job (dunno what they pay yet) and … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: May 4, 2020
Hi! How's it going in your corner of the world? It's been a blustery, wet day here, with wind howling around the house and trying to open, rattle, or tip over anything it can, spattering rain almost angrily against windows and walls, roof and concrete. But I...am oddly content right now. (I got a Thing … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: April 13, 2020